Re: Pear ideas... I tried Red Anjou pear... no luck. Reminds me of a red delicious apple but with more juice (and you KNOW how much I dislike apples unless they are REALLY crunchy). I think I will try your smoothie idea next week. Anything else you can think of (besides buying canned and putting cottage cheese in it)? Think it would be good baked with cinnamon? I am going to try Bartlett pear tomorrow. We shall see.